Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. Microneedling is a proven treatment that involves the use of tiny needles that produce micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural collagen production – the substance that provides flexibility and strength to skin and body tissue.Benefits
F.A.Q.What can Microneedling do for you?
- Stimulates collagen production
- Treats fine lines
- Improves skin texture and tone
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Enhances the effects of topical skincare products
- Stimulates circulation
- Improves overall health of the skin
- Aids in fading: post-surgical scarring, light to moderate acne scarring, and stretch marks
- Reduction of hyperpigmentation caused by sun-damage, melasma, or acne scarring.
- Improved skin texture
- Reduction of pore size
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves ice pick scarring caused by acneHow is microneedling done?
A device called a dermapen glides over the skin. The device has multiple needles that create tiny holes on the skin surface. The procedure may cause some discomfort, but it is usually tolerable with the use of a desensitizing topical. The treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the area treated. After the treatment, the skin may appear red and swollen for a few days, but this will subside as the skin heals.How long do the results last?
The longevity of the result will rely on the individual’s skin. Typically, the recommended course of treatment involves several applications, normally around 4-6 treatments in total, 4-6 weeks apart until you have achieved the hoped-for results.
After that, a maintenance approach is the best, with a repeat treatment every 6-12 months. The results are not permanent, although resulting collagen growth may last longer. This is why most people come in for follow-on treatments.What does the aftercare look like?
With needled microchannels open, your skin will be particularly vulnerable. Take care of your skin for the first few days after your treatment:
- Avoid direct sun exposure
- Go without makeup for at least 24–48 hours
- Keep your skincare simple
- Cool it on the exercise. Working up a sweat can aggravate your skin, and you run the risk of stirring up infection-causing bacteria
- After treatment, you should avoid any skincare product with acidic active ingredients, retinol, or AHAs (glycolic acid).